Camilo Parada

PhD student in Plant Pathology

NC State University


Plant pathogens persistence in the soil can lead to disease outbreaks occurring year after year if left unmanaged. This can increase production costs and force farmers to rotate to less profitable crops. A warming climate can also increase the overwintering survival of several plant pathogens. Even moderate increase in temperatures can exacerbate infection rates and disease severity in the field. As a translational vegetable pathologist, I employ diverse tools including genomics, bioinformatics, and population genetics to answer scientific questions and translate findings into solutions for vegetable farmers. I am a Plant Pathology PhD candidate at NC State University working in the Vegetable Pathology Lab.


  • Decoding plant immunity
  • Population genomics
  • Polyploid crop genomics
  • Translational science
  • Integrated disease management
  • Functional genomics of fungi
  • X-ray computed tomography
  • Biking and bread baking


  • PhD in Plant Pathology, 2017 - present

    North Carolina State University

  • MSc in Plant Pathology, 2017

    North Carolina State University

  • BSc in Biotechnological Engineering, 2014

    Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander